UN-hosted Feb 8 Geneva talks on Syria postponed - Al-Arabiya

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (C) meets with representatives of Syria's political opposition in Moscow on January 27, 2017. (AFP). AFP, Beirut Friday, 27 January 2017. Text size A A A. UN-hosted negotiations on the Syrian conflict planned for ...

Turkey holds applause for Trump's safe-zone promise - Al-Monitor

US President Donald Trump's pledge to order safe zones in Syria has stirred a mix of hope and concern in Turkey, which has long advocated the establishment of a US-backed no-fly zone in its war-wracked southern neighbor. Summary⎙ Print Turkey would ...

Trump's call for 'safe zones' in Syria is met with skepticism at the Pentagon - Military Times

The Pentagon has more questions than answers about President Donald Trump's plan to establish "safe zones" inside Syria and surrounding countries for potentially millions of refugees uprooted by the endless bloodshed there, an initiative that could ...

Russia urges Trump to be cautious on Syria safe zones plan as UK signals about-face on Assad - The Japan Times

BEIRUT/LONDON – The Trump administration's expressed interest in setting up safe zones for civilians in Syria was greeted Thursday with caution by Russia and Turkey, which have taken the lead in the latest peace efforts to end the Mideast country's ...

Power split & minority rights among cornerstones of Russia-proposed Syrian Constitution – leaked doc - RT

Territorial integrity, separation of political powers as well as respect for minority's rights and international treaties are among the cornerstones of the leaked draft of the Russian proposed constitution for Syria obtained by RT. The paper was ...

Peace is a process - The Hindu

Two days of talks over the war in Syria ended this week in Astana, Kazakhstan. Iran, Russia and Turkey were the main powers at the table. Kazakhstan was a perfect location for the talks, since it has close ties with both Turkey and Russia. The Syrian ...

Will Trump respond to this 7-year-old refugee's plea for help? - Upworthy

For months, her tweets leading up to and during the siege in Aleppo gave the world a glimpse into the conflict and its human consequences. The world watched with bated breath and eager eyes as Bana read books, played games, and kept hope alive while ...

News Wrap: Russia sends Trump a warning on setting up Syrian refugee safe zones - PBS NewsHour

[Sorry, the video for this story has expired, but you can still read the transcript below. ] EMAIL ?Share. ANTONIO MORA: In the day's other news — Russia warned President Trump to think twice about setting up safe zones for refugees inside Syria.

Bana al-Abed Writes Trump: 'Please Save the Children and People of Syria' - New York Times

Bana al-Abed, a 7-year-old Syrian girl whose Twitter account helped bring the world's attention to the plight of citizens in besieged Aleppo, asked President Donald J. Trump to provide aide for Syrian refugees. By MEGAN SPECIA on Publish Date January ...

Trump's call for safe zones for Syrians would require buy-in from other countries - Los Angeles Times

President Trump apparently wants to pursue safe zones for millions of Syrians fleeing the nation's civil war or unable to leave the country as part of a plan to keep them out of the U.S.. State Department and Pentagon officials are expected to produce ...

Trump's Call For Syrian 'Safe Zones' Is Set Up To Fail - Jalopnik

A general view shows the destruction of the luxurious Carlton Hotel who has been destroyed by insurgents on May 8, 2014, in the old city of Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. Thousands of people have returned to their homes in east Aleppo that was ...

Arab no more: Russia plans Syria name change in draft constitution - Middle East Eye

A draft Syrian constitution prepared by Russia suggests that the word “Arab” will be removed from the official name of the Syrian Arab Republic, currently ruled by a faction of the pan-Arab nationalist Baath Party. Russia's constitutional proposals ...

Qatar hails US call for Syria safe zones - The Peninsula Qatar

Speaking to Qatar News Agency (QNA), Foreign Ministry Media Office Director, Ambassador H E Ahmad bin Saeed Al Rumaihi, said the Ministry welcomes the US intention to sign an executive decision to draw a plan for the establishment of safe zones in ...

Turkey, Russia Taking Wait-And-See Approach on Trump's Syria Safe Zones - Voice of America

Turkey says it is too early to comment on U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to establish safe zones in Syria. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Huseyin Muftuoglu says it will be important to first see the results of studies that Trump is expected to ...

Turkey and Russia skeptical of Trump's plan to create safe havens in Syria - The Guardian

Donald Trump referred to a draft executive order that calls for a study of safe zones in northern Syria, but gave little additional details. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images. Syria. Turkey and Russia skeptical of Trump's plan to create safe ...

Syrian Rebels Await Trump's Promise of Safe Zones - Newsweek

Rebels Aleppo Airstrikes Assad Syria Civil defense members rest amid rubble of damaged buildings after an airstrike on the rebel-held Tariq al-Bab neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria, April 23. Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail. World Donald Trump Syria Syrian ...

President Trump: I 'Absolutely' Will Put Safe Zones in Syria - ABC News

President Donald Trump has a plan for controlling the number of Syrian refugees flooding into Europe. "I'll absolutely do safe zones in Syria," Trump told ABC's David Muir Wednesday. "Safe zones" refer to protected havens inside Syria for civilians ...

Key points of the Russian proposal for Syria's new constitution - Al-Arabiya

UN special envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura attends a news conference following Syria peace talks in Astana. (Reuters). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Thursday, 26 January 2017. Text size A A A. During the recent peace talks in Kazakhstan's Astana, ...

PYD will attend Syria opposition talks in Moscow - Rudaw

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), as a member of the Syrian opposition, has been invited to take part in Moscow talks to be held on Friday, a party official confirmed. Sihanok Dibo, adviser to the leadership of the PYD ...

Trump Expected To Sign Orders For “Safe Zone” In Syria, Reports - Center for Research on Globalization

President Donald Trump is expected to sign yet another Executive Order regarding his plan to suspend the U.S.'s “refugee” program and a tightening of procedures for vetting individuals entering the United States under a refugee visa. Few but the most ...